>A True American

>John Denver – Went up against the PMRC (Tipper Gore and her band of merry misfits) to fight censorship along with Dee Snider and Frank Zappa.

Here is one of my favorite John Denver songs, Thank God I’m a Country Boy:

Well life on the farm is kinda laid back
Aint much an old country boy like me cant hack
Its early to rise, early in the sack
Thank God Im a country boy

Well a simple kinda life never did me no harm
A raisin me a family and workin on a farm
My days are all filled with an easy country charm
Thank God Im a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me a fiddle
When the suns comin up I got cakes on the griddle
Life aint nothin but a funy funny riddle
Thank God Im a country boy

When the works all done and the suns settlin low
I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow
The kids are asleep so I keep it kinda low
Thank God Im a country boy

Id play Sally Goodin all day if I could
But the Lord and my wife wouldnt take it very good
So I fiddle when I could, work when I should
Thank God Im a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me a fiddle
When the suns comin up I got cakes on the griddle
Life aint nothin but a funy funny riddle
Thank God Im a country boy

Well I wouldnt trade my life for diamonds and jewels
I never was one of them money hungry fools
I’d rather have my fiddle and my farmin tools
Thank God Im a country boy

Yeah, city folk drivin in a black limousine
A lotta sad people thinkin thats mighty keen
Son, let me tell ya now exactly what I mean
Thank God Im a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me a fiddle
When the suns comin up I got cakes on the griddle
Life aint nothin but a funy funny riddle
Thank God Im a country boy

Well, my fiddle was my daddys till the day he died
And he took me by the hand and held me close to his side
Said, Live a good life and play my fiddle with pride
And thank God youre a country boy

My daddy taught me young how to hunt and how to whittle
Taught me how to work and play a tune on the fiddle
Taught me how to love and how to give just a little
Thank God Im a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me a fiddle
When the suns comin up I got cakes on the griddle
Life aint nothin but a funy funny riddle
Thank God Im a country boy
Thank God Im a country boy

6 thoughts on “>A True American

  1. FreedomGirl

    >I *heart* John Denver. He was a brilliant songwriter. My fave is Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…it was somehow prophetic.

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  2. jsull28fl@yahoo

    >Excellent selection. I live those lines. Cool blog. I’ll be back!
    js
    a By God Country Boy!

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  3. SFChick74

    >Yeah, it’s memories of my childhood that make me listen to John Denver.

    Thanks for stopping by jsull28fl

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  4. Nick

    >you musta watched a JD special on public television or something… i liked him in “Oh, God.” “Is that you, God?”

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  5. tsduff

    >I know all the words to that song too… how scary is that? I do like John Denver, and his songs were at a good time in my life back then in 74, 75… I’m sorry he’s gone.

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